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‘Humans’ – A note from Yaron

Circa’s Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz explains the meaning behind ‘Humans’ which will make its world premiere at Sydney Festival in January 2017…. — “We humans are a fairly weak, unimpressive species. Anything we can achieve physically can be easily surpassed by a well-trained monkey. An injured pigeon can fly higher and longer than the best …

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Tim & Seppe’s training and diet needs

Seppe Van Looveren describes himself as a sharp-minded, playful, blue eyed, Belgium fried acrobat! Seppe’s acrobatic and artistic vocation started in his neighbors city garden, leading to his involvement with Ell Circo D’Ell Fuego (ECDF), an Antwerp-based artistic and social circus project known for ‘training their youngsters into lions.’  After 6 years at ECDF, he continued his …

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Meet new acrobat Nathan

Nathan Knowles is a fairly odd beast originating from Vancouver, Canada and describes himself as having the mind of a canine stuck in the body of a young man. Most days are a struggle between deciding whether to chase his own tail or find a way to appropriately deal with the conventional world around him. 
Nathan …

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Beyond facts with Kat O’Keeffe

1. When/where did Beyond first premiere? Beyond first premiered in 2013 in Norwich, the UK but its official premiere was at The Chameleon Theatre in Berlin. 2. How many Beyonds have you done? Beyond has done 458 shows over the last 3 years. I wouldn’t be that far off and would have performed in around 450 of …

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Meet new acrobat, Keaton Hentoff-Killian

Keaton is originally from Saint Louis, Missouri where he grew up in a circus called Circus Harmony. He quickly became fascinated with circus and the constant challenges it presented him. During his childhood Keaton has performed in over 2,500 shows. Taking the next step he moved to Montreal, Quebec when he was 17 and began …

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An acrobat’s weekly breakfast needs

Ever wondered what an acrobat eats for breakfast on a weekly basis? You might be surprised…

Circa welcomes new Chair

“I am thrilled that Michael Lynch has joined our team as our new chair. Michael has forged new dimensions of the possible for arts managers; his adventurous spirit and energy are perfect matches for Circa. We look forward to working with him to help us imagine and deliver the future of circus. Michael joins Circa …

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How to travel like an acrobat

1. What are your ‘must-have’ items in your carry on bag? A clean set of clothes, toothbrush & toothpaste, baby wipes, moisturizer, Hydralyte and my book. 2. Do you manage to sleep on planes? I’m very lucky and have a magic super power! I have the ability to sleep anywhere and at any time. Having …

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How to make an apartment feel like home

Acrobat Lauren Herley is currently living in London while she is performing ‘Closer‘ at the Udderbelly Festival (April 7-June 12). We talk to her about how she settles into a new place while she’s on tour. 1. Tell us about your current living arrangement in London. Do you already have any local areas you go to …

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Yaron reflects on 2015

In an industrial town in France there lives a rabbit whose name is ‘Circa’. This is reality but it is also a fairy tale and that is very much the sort of year we have had here at Circa. 2015 was a year of big dreams and new frontiers. We set out to challenge ourselves. …

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A special Carnival of the Animals in Montreal

The Circa Carnival comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea! For the first time ever Circa’s world class acrobats will be joined on stage by young performers from Montreal. They will tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom. This thrilling circus …

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Alice Lee Holland joins Circa as Resident Director

Circa is thrilled to announce the appointment of Alice Lee Holland as Circa’s Resident Director. She can be contacted on alice@nullcirca.org.au from November 22 About Alice Alice is a graduate of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.Unafraid to think from zero, Alice is an ambitious …

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